Canada Pot

Students Who Smoke Only Pot Perform Better Than Those Who Smoke Cigarettes Too

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

New study identifies which youth are most at risk, researchers say (photo by Drome via Flickr) It used to be that the kids out in the bushes smoking m...

Sunny Freeman

Why This MS Patient Is Taking On Health Canada

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business

Robert Davidson’s multiple sclerosis left him unable to walk for 15 years. He had prescriptions for 13 different drugs – including high doses of ...

Medical Pot Shortage?

CBC | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Medical marijuana users in B.C. are worried there soon could be a shortage of legal weed. In just 62 days, all medical marijuana must be purchased f...

Too High A Price?

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Business

CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, Ont. - Mark Gobuty isn't raising cattle or cultivating corn on his farm north of Toronto — he's growing medical marijuana.His co...

CANADIAN BAKIN'

CP | Chris Brummitt, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

HANOI, Vietnam - For the young Vietnamese dope smokers rolling up outside a smart Hanoi cafe, local cannabis is just not good enough. As with their Ad...

Ticketing Tokers Is No Pro-Pot Policy

Dana Larsen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Right now the RCMP lay about 60,000 charges annually for marijuana possession across Canada, while they let about four times as many people found with pot off with a warning. When the police talk about tickets for possession, they're not talking about reducing the number of charges, they're talking about finding a more efficient way to punish the hundreds of thousands of people they're currently letting go.

How Could Canada Legalize Marijuana?

CBC | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Politics

While the debate rages for and against legalizing marijuana, there's also a debate about how to legalize it, if that's the direction chosen....

The Most Popular Illegal Drug Is..

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Living

LONDON - Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug used worldwide, but addictions to popular painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the...

Canadian Kids Love Marijuana The Most

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Living

A new survey from UNICEF has found that more Canadian kids smoke marijuana than anywhere else in the western world. The study on the well-being of ...

Does Pot Increase Stroke Risk?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Living

A study out of New Zealand appears to show a link between marijuana use and strokes in young adults. Researchers tested the urine of 150 patients w...

Court Strikes Down Pot Ruling

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada's ban on marijuana was effectively upheld Friday when Ontario's top court struck down an earlier court decision that said Canada's la...

School Denies Student Diploma Over Pot, Ordered To Reconsider

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living

The smoke may be clearing for Gautam Setia, a former Ontario student whose prep school denied him his diploma for allegedly lighting a bong and smokin...

Teenage Pot Smoking Tied To Loss Of IQ

CBC | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Living

Teens who smoke marijuana regularly may suffer long-term damage to their brains, new research suggests. Age of onset for cannabis use and ...

Amsterdam: Land of a Thousand Bicycles

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Amsterdam is a city of almost 800,000 inhabitants, and 600,000 bicycles. They're everywhere. But as a North American traveling to Amsterdam, I was simultaneously impressed by their pedal power while surprised to discover that not one single cyclist owned an essential piece of biking equipment from our part of the world: the bike helmet.

Quebecois Student Protesters Will Grow Out of It. They Always Do

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

Going to university is like hitting the snooze button on life: You do whatever you want whenever you want, and there are no consequences. Same thing goes for these protests: Most of the kids on strike in Quebec demonstrating in the streets, are going to turn out just fine, and become hard-working citizens like you and me.

Cannabis Ban In The Netherlands

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 04.27.2012 | Canada Travel

The days of travelling to the Netherlands to get high are probably over. According to Reuters, “A controversial law that will make it harder for ...

Don't Fear The Reefer: Praise For Liberal Vote To Legalize Pot

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Don't fear the reefer. That's the message to the Conservative government from a group that fights to legalize pot.The Beyond Prohibition Foun...

Liberals To Debate Making Rae's Pot Smoking Legal

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada Politics

Bob Rae has admitted he smoked marijuana ahead of the Liberal policy convention this weekend where the party will debate a resolution to decriminalize...

Illegal Drugs Used By 200 Million Annually Worldwide

CBC | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada Living

Globally, about 200 million people use illicit drugs each year, according to new research, with use highest in developed countries. Approximately 1...

Legalize Pot To Hurt Gangs: Experts

CBC | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

A coalition of prominent B.C. police officers, health professionals, legal experts and academics is calling for the legalization and regu...

Massive Toronto Pot Bust

CBC | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Toronto police said they dismantled a large marijuana grow operation in northwest Toronto, and said was one of the larger busts so far this yea...